Wyoming at New Mexico: 2/19/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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New Mexico Lobos (5-12) vs Wyoming Cowboys (11-9)
Game Info: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Clune Arena)
Betting Odds: New Mexico Lobos +5 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Wyoming Cowboys will travel to Clune Arena to take on the New Mexico Lobos this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.
The Wyoming Cowboys will look to sweep their 2-game series against the New Mexico Lobos after the Cowboys defeated the Lobos by an 83-74 margin in OT this past Wednesday night. Wyoming allowed New Mexico to force OT after the Lobos hit a game-tying three-pointer with just :29 seconds left in regulation, however, the Cowboys dominated the Lobos on both sides of the ball in OT and easily pulled away after a pair of FT’s by Kwane Marble II gave Wyoming an 80-73 lead with 1:28 left in OT. Wyoming is shooting 40.3% from the field and 37.1% from beyond the arc while New Mexico shot 47.4% from the field and 36.8% from beyond the arc. Wyoming lost the rebounding battle by a 44-40 margin, however, won the turnover battle by a 14-10 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Cowboys was Marcus Williams (17 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals) while the Lobos were led by Makuach Maluach (17 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists).
On the season, Wyoming is averaging 76.0 ppg on 44.0% shooting from the field. The Cowboys are averaging 10.0 three-pointers per game on 34.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Wyoming has been led by Marcus Williams (16.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.2 spg), Hunter Maldonado (12.2 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 4.6 apg, 1.1 spg)), Kwane Marble II (10.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.1 spg), & Graham Ike (9.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg).
Defensively, Wyoming is allowing their opponents to average 76.5 ppg on 48.1% shooting from the field. The Cowboys have a rebound margin of -5.2 and a turnover margin of 1.9.
On the season, New Mexico is averaging 64.2 ppg on 40.3% shooting from the field. The Lobos are averaging 4.5 three-pointers per game on 26.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, New Mexico has been led by Makuach Maluach (14.2 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.1 spg), Saquan Singleton (8.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.1 spg), Rod Brown (8.1 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.2 apg), & Valdir Manuel (7.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.4 bpg).
Defensively, New Mexico is allowing their opponents to average 70.6 ppg on 43.1% shooting from the field. The Lobos have a rebound margin of 4.4 and a turnover margin of -1.5.
The Cowboys are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games following a straight up win. The Lobos are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS loss and just 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
Wyoming was able to get us a nice cover earlier this week despite allowing a New Mexico team, that generally struggles offensively, to shot 47.4% from the field which is over 7.0% better than what their average has been this season. I think Wyoming, which ranks 76th in scoring offense, will have more success against New Mexico in this one and as the Lobos really have not shown us much this season, I think the play here is to take Wyoming to cover this mid-range spread. Good Luck!